Thursday, December 7, 2017

Two of the World’s Tallest Modular Buildings Coming Soon to London

Croydon, England, the leading commercial district of London, has given the green light for a twin-tower scheme of build-to-rent flats that will become the world’s tallest offsite scheme.


Tide Construction will deliver the project using its off-site manufacturing system, Vision Modular Systems.

Tide Construction, with funding from investor Greystar, is planning to build the 44 and 38-storey scheme on the former Essex House site near to East Croydon station.


The 546-flat towers scheme, drawn up by HT Design, will be worth over US$200 Million and will be a trailblazer for modular construction methods.

Presently, the tallest prefabricated building in the world is a 32-storey block in New York.

Tide is both a development and contracting company, and has delivered several projects in recent years using its off-site manufacturing system, Vision Modular Systems.

Tide claims its modular based building program often results in a 60% time saving, compared with conventional construction schemes.

Christy Hayes, chief executive of Tide Construction said: “This project is a huge milestone for both us as a company and for modular developments as an innovative, modern method of construction.

“This development emphasises the true potential of modular construction as a genuine solution to the UK’s housing crisis, where high-quality homes can be delivered at pace in sought after urban areas. Both the government and industry are realising the benefits of modular construction, with 101 George Street being a pivotal moment for modular construction in the UK.”

Tide developed the 28-storey Apex House, featuring 558 rooms, in less than a year. That development, in Wembley, is currently the tallest modular tower in London.

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